Favourite films for Christmas

These are in no order, they’re just films I love at Christmas and are usually on TV on or around Christmas day.

Bugsy Malone

For me it’s not Christmas without a bit of Bugsy Malone.  I love the children acting as adults and having the vocals sung by the adults instead. Bugsy Malone is a classic musical with Scott Baio and Jodie Foster.

Love Actually

Love Actually is an amazing film with around ten different narratives occurring at the same time. It’s quite similar to the film Crash as it shows how so many lives end up being intertwined without anyone noticing. It’s a fantastic rom-com and Christmas story which can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Fred Claus

Vince Vaughn is an amazing actor and I love him in this film. His brother is Santa Claus and due to that he’s become so hateful towards Christmas and just doesn’t care about the holiday anymore until he goes to stay with his brother in the North Pole. It’s a great tale of brotherly love, family and being there for one another.


Will Ferrell ‘s performance is priceless. Elf is pure quality as a Christmas film as it’s about innocence, goodness and Christmas cheer. And as Buddy says, ‘The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.’

The Grinch

Jim Carrey never fails to amaze me when he is given a crazy character. The Grinch is a great Christmas film as it’s a family film. The kids will love it and even if the parents don’t say it, they secretly love it as well. Dr Seuss created a fantastic story and this film shows  it.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

It’s here mostly because it’s a Muppet film. It’s priceless.

The Holiday

Jack Black, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. What more could you ask for? It’s about two women who exchange houses in different countries and whilst trying to escape their guy troubles they end up meeting the guys they’ve been waiting for.

Oliver! aka Oliver Twist

Another musical…what can I say? I love musicals. Oliver Twist is another classic and if you haven’t seen it, shame on you.

Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Perfect.


I know it isn’t exactly a typical Christmas film. But Gremlins is one of my favourite films and for me, it’s a perfect film for a lazy Sunday.


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